View Full Version : Researching Interchangeable Needles
11-26-2008, 12:27 PM
I'm really getting confused. I have been considering purchasing a set of interchangeable needles. I usually work with bamboo needles, however, I have read several reviews and of course everyone has their preference. I have only been knitting for about a year and am probably an intermediate knitter. I really enjoy knitting with circulars. What would you recommend for the evening/weekend knitting warrior. Also, until the is so cold that I have to wear gloves, I also knit at my son's soccer games.:cool:
11-26-2008, 12:37 PM
Look at the advice in these threads:
Those ought to give you some opinions...
11-26-2008, 12:38 PM
I have the knitpicks harmonies interchangeable needles, and I think they're fabulous. Nice points, very flexible cables with very little memory, and the needles are beautiful! Check them out on the knitpicks website. Also- knit yourself some gloves with missing finger tips, and maybe that will extend your knitting at your son's soccer games! :)
11-26-2008, 03:19 PM
I'd DEFINITELY recommend KnitPicks interchangeables (http://www.knitpicks.com/interchangeable+circular+knitting+needles_NL300312 .html). They're all I knit with nowadays. Personally, I prefer the lightweight feel of their nickel-plated needles but if you're used to wood and you like the feel of it, then you'll love their Harmony wood interchangeables. With The Magic Loop (http://www.knittinghelp.com/apps/flash/video_player/play/14/1) method, all you'll ever need for circular or flat knitting are the needle tips and a few sets of the longest cables. My "go to" cable length is 47". It's long enough to do hats, bags, two socks/mittens at once, just about anything, although I do prefer the 60" if I'm working with super bulky yarn or just a really big project. Again, that's because I LOVE Magic Loop. If you don't already use this technique, it's definitely worth learning. It's MUCH easier on the wrists than dpns.
To sum up, I highly recommend KnitPicks interchangeables. They're extremely affordable and the quality is outstanding.